THE stage is set for a great tussle this weekend when Steve Galvin and Andrew Armstrong face off in the final of the Club’s Major Singles title.
Scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, these evenly matched bowlers should provide spectators with an exciting afternoon of entertainment, so why not come on down!
The Minor Singles final between John Grogan and Kerry Aston, which also promises to be a hard-fought match, is expected to be also played this week.
With the 2017 Zone 4 Pennants out of the way for another year, bowlers can now relax and enjoy some social bowls. As well as being good fun and a great afternoon out, social bowls are an ideal way of keeping in practice for the upcoming Lachlan Valley Championships, as well as more club championships to be held later in the year.
The fine autumn weather has been absolutely perfect for bowls and this week, despite a lot of people being away for the Easter holidays, a total of 46 bowlers took part.
On Wednesday, Rob Chambers, John Dumbrell and Andrew Armstrong each won a chook and Col Meyers the free game. Friday saw Barry Bradtke, Kerry Aston and George Dumbrell win chooks and Jimmy Sparkes the free game. There were two chooks on Sunday and they went to Gary Pipe and Col Meyers. Robbie Coleman was the free game winner.
If you are thinking of trying your luck in this year’s Lachlan Valley District Bowling Association’s championships, either in the singles or team events, you only have a couple of days left as nominations close this Friday, April 21. Lists are on the board for all categories – Open Singles, Pairs and Triples, Seniors (over 60) Singles, Pairs and Triples, and Presidents (lower grades) Single, Pairs and Triples championships. An entry fee of $7.50 per player, per event, should be paid to Steve Galvin as soon as possible.
The championships will be played between April 29 and May 14.
Some more advice and home-spun philosophy on our game by champion bowler of last century, the late RT (Dick) Harrison:
“Players with a ‘preference’ at bowls are those that prefer to play on a particular hand because they are conscious of a weakness on the other. Check up regularly on you weaknesses and eradicate them.”
“You will be told that blocks are so many wasted bowls. The bowlers who tell you so, after they have crashed into one or two, spend a lot of time working them out.”
“Knowledge, skill and determination are the railroads to success at bowls. Getting on the jack is an art. Getting the other fellow off it is equally so.”
“Taking green is a split-second determination of the vision prior to judgment of length. Don’t look at the jack during this process.”
Once again there were no winners in our social bowls jackpot, which now stands at $716. The combination required this week was +4 on end 2, on an even rink.
For your chance of sharing in the jackpot (for an outlay of just $1), simply come along and enjoy a game of social bowls on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Phone the club on (02) 6343 1656 to get your name in by noon for a 1pm start.
The Biased Tiger